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Buttons, Bones and the Organ Grinder's Monkey: Tales of Historical Archaeology

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ISBN: 9780208024985
Publisher: Linnet Books
Publication Date: 2001-10
Number of pages: 122
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Buttons, Bones, and the Organ-Grinder's Monkey: Tales of Historical Archaeology

by Meg Greene

This book follows contemporary archaeologists in five cases of discovery that have reinterpreted history: the excavation of the French explorer La Salle's ship Belle off the coast of Texas; the reconstruction of life in the Jamestown settlement through its original fort; the battle of the Little Bighorn, where Sioux accounts were at odds with the U.S. Army explanation; the excavation of the slave quarters in Jefferson's Monticello; and the diggings in the Foley Courthouse Square, a New York City immigrant neighborhood over 150 years ago.

What the archaeologists made of what they found in the dirt will give kids a fresh and fun way to understand the importance of history.

A Linnet Book Age 11 up. xiv, 122 p., illus., notes, bibliog. Library binding, 0-208-02498-0 $25.00

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